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Sidewalk

  • 2019

    Sidewalk

Sidewalk, piece for six performers, is a way to evoke the metamorphosis as the only means for accessing freedom.

Sidewalk, piece for six performers, is a way to evoke the metamorphosis as the only means for accessing freedom. By restituting the vivid energy of "becoming", Sidewalk invests the joy as a form of individual and collective blossoming. After creating the duo Street with Washington Timbó, in 2015, Volmir Cordeiro approaches the sidewalk as a privileged space for the circulation of worlds, works, norms, contacts, parties and stagnation. In an ongoing quest for contradictory body states - recurring strategy in his work - Sidewalk researches "breaking dead ends", creating conditions for things to pass and, thus, authorizing the passage as a celebration. A work scene, a procession that does not deny its vulgarity, a disordered stroll that leads us to a walking trance. To escape the helplessness and exclusion that govern the tragedy of the current world, the dancers continuously transform, mask or unmask, and exit themselves through the shared experience of a passing ecstasy.

SHOWS

STRASBOURG, France. 10 May 2022. Festival Extradanse. Pôle-Sud
TOURS, France. 3 and 4 March 2022. Théâtre Olympia CDN de Tours / CCN de Tours
BRUXELLES, Belgium. 23 October. Charleroi Danse, Centre Chorégraphique Wallonie Bruxelles.
VITRY-SUR-SEINE, France. 22 September. Festival Excentriques, La Briqueterie.
VILA DO CONDE, Portugal. 18 September. Circular - Festival das Artes Performativas.
FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brésil. 26 May. Festival Múltipla Dança. (youtube).
MONTPELLIER, France. 8 and 9 December. Théatre la Vignette and ICI - CCN Montpellier - ANNULÉ
BORDEAUX, France. 9 October, La Manufacture, FAB - Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux, France.
PAU, France. 6 October 2020. Espaces Pluriels.
TALANT, France, 15 septembre 2020, Le Dancing CDCN - l'Écrin.
GENÈVE, Switzerland, 3 et 4 September 2020, Festival La Bâtie.
PARIS, France. 9, 10 and 11 December 2019. Centre national de la danse - CND, Festival d'Automne.
MARSEILLE, France. 27 and 28 September 2019, Théâtre du gymnase, Festival Actoral.

Choreography
Volmir Cordeiro
Performance
Volmir Cordeiro, Martin Gil, Isabela Santana,
Marcela Santander Corvalán, Anne Sanogo, Washington Timbó
Light designer
Abigail Fowler
Sound designer
Arnaud de la Celle
Costumes
Vinca Alonso & Volmir Cordeiro
Production
Donna Volcan
Photos
Fernanda Tafner
Co-production
CND Centre national de la danse ; Le Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, dans le cadre de la mission Accueil-studio ; Charleroi Danse – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wal- lonie – Bruxelles ; Ateliers Médicis - Clichy-sous-Bois / Montfermeil ; King’s Foun- tain ; Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ; La Place de la Dance, CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie ; ICI—CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christi- an Rizzo
Collaboration
École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon ; Actoral, festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines ; Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis ; DRAC Île-de-France au titre de l’aide à la structuration
Duration
1h

PRESS

Ma Culture, Wilson Le Personic,
Volmir Cordeiro, Trottoir

La Tribune de Genève, Katia Berger,
La méthode Coué...

Par les temps qui courent, Marie Richeux,
France Culture

Libération, Ève Beauvallet
Trottoir, trouble fête

Libération, Ève Beauvallet
Volmir Cordeiro, cas de force majeure

Toute Ma Culture, Amelie B. Niddam
Les Totems en mouvement de Volmir Cordeiro

La Terrasse, N. Yokel
Trottoir de Volmir Cordeiro

Les Inrocks, Fabienne Arvers
Actoral, le festival qui decoiffe

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